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Will painting the sides of my aquarium help betta from seeing his reflection?

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Hey guys,

I recently set up a 15g with a single betta.
Plants are jumping back after melting, and everything is coming along nicely.

What I've been noticing is that he has been swimming back and forth taunting the sides of the tank. He doesn't flare, but i know he can see himself. I have some left over Black Acrylic paint that i used to paint the background and was wondering if i should paint the sides too.

Will it look funky? Should I wait and see if it goes away? He is new to the tank, I got him last Sunday night. Will painting the sides even help?

Any opinions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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It will make it worse. Given the very polished surface of glass, no matter what type of paint you use it will conform to the flat surface of glass and hence will look shiny from the other side. This will effectively enhance the mirror effect.

Try it on a small piece of glass or a small area of your fish tank and you'll see. You can easily scrape it off using a flat blade.
 
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